Wave Hill wants to improve its paid youth internship programs, The Forest Project and Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship. Participants in both programs do ecological restoration work in Bronx parks and woodlands while taking two related courses that are provided by Lehman College: Conservation of the Environment and Geographic Information Systems. Over time, the content of the courses has diverged from Wave Hill’s programming and has created a thematic gap between the academic and applied parts of the program. Wave Hill proposes to develop curricula for two courses that would be tailored specifically to its programs and would be taught on site at Wave Hill.
This grant will support Wave’s Hill’s development of two STEM classes that are better aligned with its programming and will be taught in-house.